SMALL SISTER is a teaching document, made by Alet's recorder pupils. On this CD you will find baroque music, modern music and popmusic. The 26 recorder pupils are supported by 15 other instrumentalists. This gives a strong variety to the CD in both style and sound. Here are four pieces
1. VERBAL PUNISHMENT- Back to basics 3.11
Eline, Alet: blokfluit (= recorder)
In 1998 we had worked as a "blokfluitclub" with "Verbal Punishment". But we were seperated: They were our supporting act. In 1999 we wanted a real symbiosis. Thanks to a lot of talking (allways the basis of doing things together and to understand each other's discipline) this "fusion" took place. With lots of fun! You will hear a "structured" popsong, A-B-A in which the recorder's blend in. Nice sampling work of Fabian du Gardijn, beautifull rap-lyrics of Guido Koenig and Bram de Roos (and they are still on it.)
2. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) - Cantata 22: Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, Choral 1.57
Hanna, Karin, Jerita, Annemarie, Ester, Eveline, Sanderijn, Suzanne, Maayke, Maria: blokfluit.
It took quite some time to find the right spot in the church for each recorder to get the over all sound right. An educational experience for both pupils and me.
5.ABE'S ELENKRIG'S YIDISHE ORCHESTRA (1913) Fon der choope 2.17
Hanna, Alet, Sanderijn, Eveline: recorder
Judith, Eliane: saxophone,
Can recorders (soft sound) and saxes (loud sound) play together? Yes, if you arrange the music yourself and keep searching for the right key untill both instruments "click". World music(also klezmer) is very appreciated by pupils.
6."DELFTS BLAUW" (Delft's blue) 7.29
a story of our own, with fragments of music by Brian Bonsor, Herman van Veen/Erik v/d Wurff, Sergei Prokofiev en Frédéric Chopin (adaptation. Alet Meier), inspired by the paintings of Johannes Vermeer.
Anneloes, Eva, Carlijn, Elise, Gineke, Hanneke, Margré, Tineke, Maaike, Sanne, Louise, Derkelien: recorder, percussion, vocals.
Alet: conductor, story teller